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Exclusive One-Day Mandocello Workshops with Steve Knightley in September 2024

This September, fans of Steve Knightley and enthusiasts of stringed instruments are in for a treat as we announce a series of exclusive one-day Mandocello workshops at various centres around the country. These workshops provide a rare opportunity to explore the rhythms, chords, and techniques behind some of Steve's most celebrated songs, including "Santiago," "Country Life," and "Are We Alright."

Steve, renowned for his mastery and innovative use of the Mandocello, will share the secrets and skills that brought these iconic songs to life. The workshops will feature the GDAD tuning that Steve uses, offering invaluable insights for Mandocello, Bazouki, and Octave Mandolin players who use similar tunings.

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Workshop Details:​

  • Focus: Techniques, rhythms, and chords of Steve's famous songs

  • Instruments: Mandocello, Bazouki, and Octave Mandolin with similar tunings

  • Cost: £190.00 per person, including in-course refreshments and a light lunch.

  • Dates and locations: please click on the relevant button to book your place on your chosen course....

    • Saturday 7th September - Elm Farm Music, Swannington, Leicestershire. LE67 8RH​

    • Sunday 8th September - Elm Farm Music, Swannington, Leicestershire. LE67 8RH

    • Saturday 14th September - Belchamp St. Paul, near Sudbury, Essex

    • Sunday 15th September - South Elmham, near Bungay, Suffolk

    • Saturday 21st September - Exeter, Devon

    • Sunday 22nd September - Thorncombe, near Chard, Somerset

    • Saturday 28th September - Marlborough, Wiltshire

    • Sunday 29th September - Wickham, near Fareham, Hampshire

  • Course Duration: 11.00am to 5.00pm, with breaks for refreshments and a light lunch

  • Bonus evening session

These workshops promise to be a rich and rewarding experience for musicians of all levels who have enjoyed Show of Hands' music over the years. Attendees will have the chance to deepen their understanding of their instruments and connect with a community of like-minded musicians.

The evening session will allow participants, if they wish, to play a song or two themselves and also enjoy a performance by Steve himself.  Attendees will therefore have the unique opportunity to perform in a concert featuring Steve on the Mandocello.  This event will allow everyone to showcase their talents and enjoy an exclusive performance by a renowned musician, making it a memorable and engaging experience for all. Most venues will set up an opportunity to buy a meal / take-away between the workshop and evening session.

Don't miss this unique opportunity to enhance your musical skills and gain insight from one of the best in the field. Join us this September and let the music play on!  Some courses are already close to being full, so don't delay, book now!

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